Tigridia pavonia is very popular as an ornamental plant among lovers of interesting flowers

Tigridia pavonia (Mexican Shell flower, Tiger Flower, Jockey’s Cap Lily, Peacock Flower, Tiger Iris/Flower) It is very popular as an ornamental plant among lovers of interesting flowers. Its large flared-flowers are vividly coloured and come in two-tone combinations pairing white, pink, red, orchid yellow or orange with contrasting spots.

Seeds of Papaver somniferum are processed by the pharmaceutical industry into drugs such as codeine and morphine

Papaver somniferum (Opium Poppy, Breadseed Poppy, Common Poppy, Fringed Poppy) Opium Poppy or Breadseed Poppy produces unique and gorgeous flowers that come in a wide variety of colours. Its seeds can be dry roasted and ground to be used for treating asthma, stomach illnesses and bad eyesight. The seeds are processed by the pharmaceutical industry into drugs […]

Sauropus androgynus is one of the most popular leaf vegetables in Southeast Asia

Sauropus androgynus (Star Gooseberry, Sweet Leaf Bush, Sabah Vegetable, Katuk, Sayur Manis in Malay) Star Gooseberry or Sweet Leaf Bush is one of the most popular leaf vegetables in Southeast Asia. In Indonesia, the leaves of the plant are used to make infusion, believed to improve the flow of breast milk for breastfeeding mothers. Consumption […]

Astrantia major produces unique flowers that come in a wide variety of colours

Astrantia major (Greater Masterwort, Great Black Masterwort, Melancholy Gentlemen) Greater Masterwort or Melancholy Gentlemen produces unique and gorgeous flowers that come in a wide variety of colours. Its group of tightly packed florets that are backed by petal-like bracts makes the flowers look very much like a star or a firework.

Diospyros kaki produces sweet and tasty edible orange fruits

Diospyros kaki (Asian Persimmon, Japanese Persimmon, Oriental Persimmon, Buah Pisang Kaki in Malay) Chinese White Radish or Giant White Radish is primarily grown for its large, succulent and edible root vegetable. Turnip cake made with Chinese white radish is a traditional Lunar New Year dish. Growing wild, they are regarded as invasive species in many regions.